Women Watch Afrika will always advocate for Civic Engagement & Education, Voter Empowerment, Fair and Open Elections, and Integrity in the Voting System.
This week, the Georgia Senate has introduced bills to end no excuse absentee voting, ban dropboxes, require photo ID to request an absentee ballot, and other voter suppression rules.
It’s time to Get To Work. We need to Stop all Voter Supression tactics! Email, Call, or Tweet your Georgia Senator. Tell them to say “No” to all Voter Supression!
Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard.
In the General Election 1.3 million Georgians used absentee ballots, resulting in historic voter turnout. No excuse absentee voting provided an opportunity to level the playing field and make voting safer for all Georgians, especially in the midst of this coronavirus Pandemic.
The Georgia State Senators introduced not one, not two, not three– but NINE bills focused on promoting voter suppression by ending at-will absentee voting and more.
This unprecedented attack is led by the following Republican Georgia Senators: Jeff Mullis, Billy Hickman, Brandon Beach, Bruce Thompson, Butch Miller Larry Walker, III, Max Burns, Sheila McNeill, Steve Gooch and Tyler Harper. Senator Mullis is the primary sponsor of seven (7) of these horrible bills.
The restrictions would suppress voter turnout and disenfranchise thousands of Georgia voters.
The most egregious of these bills are:
SB 29 – Requires two sets of Photo ID to vote absentee
SB 67 – Requires voter ID to request an absentee ballot
SB 68 – Bans all drop boxes
SB 69 – Ends automatic voter registration
SB 70 – Prohibits new Georgia voters from voting in runoff elections
SB 71 – Ends NO-EXCUSE absentee voting
SB 73– Bans non-profits from mailing absentee requests to voters
Your voting rights are under assault. Tell your Senator that you oppose all voter suppression attempts and ask them to support your right to vote.
The goal should be the protection of the fundamental right to vote for all citizens by assuring that voting is as easy and as convenient as possible.
Do Not target minorities, the elderly, and the economically disadvantaged with suppressive new voting requirements.
Time to let your voices be heard again. Say “No” to all Voter Supression!
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Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees arriving to the United States from 23 African nations.
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